March 20, 2019 at 9:57 am PST | by Mariah Cooper
Deaf, genderqueer actor Chella Man lands role on DC’s ‘Titans’

Chella Man (Photo via Instagram)

Deaf, genderqueer actor and model Chella Man has been cast as Jericho in DC Universe’s series “Titans.”

Jericho is the son of villain Deathstroke, played by Esai Morales in the series. After Jericho’s vocal chords are severed during his kidnapping, he now communicates through sign language and can control people’s bodies and voices through eye contact.

Man’s previous acting credits include “NYPD Blue,” “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Ozark.”

He announced the role on Instagram writing; “As a trans, Deaf, Jewish person of color, I have always reminded myself of the power in my differences. It is a dream come true, now, as I will be able to showcase this power on the Titans. HUGE thank you to all who have supported me throughout this process!”

 
 
 
 
 
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…SECRET’S OUT! It is UNREAL to finally announce I will be making my acting debut as Jericho on Season 2 of @titansnetflix with @thedcuniverse ! In the comics, the character has always used sign language, as his vocal cords severed by assassins. Jericho’s mysterious powers are activated by his gaze — if he locks eyes with people he can control their bodies. As a trans, Deaf, Jewish person of color, I have always reminded myself of the power in my differences. It is a dream come true, now, as I will be able to showcase this power on the Titans. HUGE thank you to all who have supported me throughout this process! Can’t wait for you all to see it! Photo: @maryvbenoit Art: @dccomics A post shared by Chella Man (@chellaman) on

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